Final Report for FS03-170

Short- and Long-term Crop Replacement Project

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2003: $9,787.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2008
Region: Southern
State: North Carolina
Principal Investigator:
Phillis Kenlaw
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Project Information

Abstract:

This producer feels that a good alternative to tobacco is to plant short- and long-term high-value crops in rotation. She will plant sweet potatoes, watermelons, cucumbers, eggplants as annual crops. Pecans, apples, peaches, figs, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries will be grown as long-term crops. She also intends to plant annual cover crops using hairy vetch, crimson clover and rye for weed control, organic matter and beneficial insect habitat.

Research

Participation Summary
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